The new structure is also hosting an Innovation, Experience and Competence Center (Iecc), where it is possible to practically experience the technological vision of Huawei. In the last decade the company has been supplying products and services in Europe generating about 40 billion dollars, establishing 23 research and development centres, through an investment of over 1 billion.
13/03/2019, Class Editori - The long term relationship binding Huawei to Italy, strenghtened by 15 years of the Chinese telecommunications giant presence, switches to a new chapter with the opening of the new headquarters inside the Lorenteggio Village, which also hosts Vodafone. According to CEO of Huawei Italy Thomas Miao, “The opening of the new headquarters not only meets the growth needs of the company, which today employs over 800 people throughout Italy, of which 85% in Milan alone, but it also reflects the will to open up to operators, and to public and private companies to get them take a closer look at the innovations and solutions that will increase our contribution to the digitization of Italy”.
The new headquarters are also hosting an Innovation, Experience and Competence Center (Iecc), where it is possible to practically experience the technological vision of Huawei, which entails to make digital solutions available to everyone, in the context of an increasingly smart and interconnected world. The company therefore aims at providing a better service for household use as well as solutions for smart cities and vertical markets. The 5G, the new generation of mobile telephony networks ready for its debut in Italy, sees Huawei in a strategic leadership role and plays an important role within the center. It is possible to take part to the explanation of the various use cases applied throughout the world, to experience one of Huawei's research and development innovations, the intelligent antenna. The device is equipped with Massive Mimo technology used in the 5G trials in Milan, Bari and Matera, which allows to increase the transmission capacity of the 5G cell.
Among the attendees at the inauguration were the vice president of Huawei for the European region Abraham Liu, the mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the undersecretary to the presidency of the Lombardy Region Alan Cristian Rizzi, and the Consul General of China in Milan Song Xuefeng. Liu reiterated his willingness to cooperate with the authorities in relation to concerns over the safety of 5G networks. “We fully understand the fears related to cybersecurity and it surely represents a challenge for all of us as a company that we share with the whole Europe, but we are committed to overcoming it. In recent years our company and Europe have grown together and their cooperation has proven to be very successful”, said Liu.
Liu added that Huawei is ready “to follow whichever rule will be set by governments and the European community. We believe that every stakeholder must sit at the same table to discuss concerns and set common standards which must be followed by all technology providers, including the European and American ones. We all have to find a common solution to these security issues”. Liu concluded by emphasizing the centrality of Europe in Huawei's strategy, which "presently is our largest market outside of China.
In the last decade, Huawei has provided products and services in Europe for about 40 billion dollars, creating jobs for tens of thousands of people”. 23 research and development institutes have been set up in Europe, with an investment of over $1 billion. We have created OpenLabs in Europe to enhance the ecosystems in which we operate. Huawei is working with European SMEs in digital innovation and in the next three years we will invest 50 million dollars in European OpenLabs”, added Liu.
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